Entreleones Photocamp Workshop 2017

A few months ago, cinematographer and photographer Manu León contacted me to talk about a wonderful project he had in mind. He wanted to create a photo camp for people who wanted to learn and improve this craft, meet other fellow photographers and specially have lots of fun. After so many months of hard work, he and his incredible team created Entreleones Photocamp , a 4 day crazy and intense adventure in Lepe, Huelva (Spain). 

The first time he called me, he asked if I'd be interested in offering a workshop to talk about my work and show others how I edit in Lightroom. I was surprised and delighted to receive such a wonderful opportunity and I made it possible to try and be there for at least 2.5 out of the 4 days. 

All I can say is that it was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. I didn't know anybody, but as soon as I got there, it felt like we were all close friends. I laughed so hard, felt so inspired by everyone's work and I came back home with so many new friends!

I'd love to give a shoutout to all the talented artists whose workshops were really special:

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Marco Antonio Álvarez

I didn't really make many photos, I wanted to enjoy the moment and learn from others. However, I managed to take a few shots during Tania's workshop and on the last morning, when they took us to a wonderful beach full with little fishermen boats and colorful huts.

All I can say is that Entreleones Photocamp has been a wonderful experience and that I can't wait for the second edition! I would also love to get to see everyone who attended once again, so make sure to get in touch to plan a visit!

Exploring Japan

On September 1st, we took a long flight to Japan. Our plan was to explore the highlights of the country in 25 days. We traveled by train and we walked more than ten kilometres everyday, and even though we arrived to our Airbnb apartments exhausted, we still loved every single bit of it. We didn't have the chance to wander around many rural areas, so I pushed myself and tried to focus on mostly photographing everyday life around the cities we visited.

For photographers out there: Before we left I had doubts about what gear to bring on this trip. I wanted to travel light so I took the Canon 6D for landscapes and the Fujifilm XT1 for urban shots. I had a slight idea of what would happen once we arrived, and I totally confirmed it on the very first day: all these photos (and the other +2000 I took) , except for two of them on this post were shot with the Fuji XT1 with the 18-55mm and the 23mm f1.4. There's something I've learnt from this trip and that is to try to travel light with these tiny but powerful cameras on future trips. 

Hope you like this set! Sayonara!

A light drizzle and the rolling fog

I don't know why I love fog and mist so much. I'm now understanding why I photograph the landscape the way I do. Having grown up in a place where it rains so much, and cloudy days are the usual, I think I'm only trying to portray the beauty of our place even though people complain about our bad weather all the time. For many, shooting in conditions like these may seem a crazy idea, but there's something unique in shooting when it's drizzling and there is fog... I think it's the calmness I feel hearing the raindrops fall from the leaves of the trees to the grass and seeing the fog rolling in through the forest. 

* All this series has been taken with the Canon 6D+ EF24-70mm 2.8

It was worth it

It took me a while to get out of bed but as soon as I saw that the mountains were covered in fog and it was drizzling, I made a coffee, grabbed my camera and got in the car. Two hours later, I got back home, soaking wet and with a few mosquito bites. It was worth it though. It always is.

*Canon 6D with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art.

New project with Jon Etxezarraga

I have recently started working with portrait photographer Jon Etxezarraga and I am very excited to announce that we are about to launch our own brand in the next few weeks. Even though our work is very different, we believe that it will be interesting to see how we combine our styles. 

On our first project together, we have collaborated with Amane, a clothing store from Durango (Basque Country) where Amaia sells beautiful clothes like the ones you see in the following photos. We shot at three different locations here in the Basque Country, and we had a wonderful time working with models Elene Okamika , Aiora Ponce, María Basabe and Bihozne Artetxe. We also had the help of make up artist Alba Herrera who made an excellent job, too!

This is a small selection of photographs we shot for this project, but we will be showing a lot more of the stuff that we have been doing in these past few weeks, when we finally reveal everything in August. We are looking forward to working on sessions with individuals, couples, families and brands. So if you are interested, go ahead and send us an email to leireub@gmail.com. Keep checking our Instagrams for updates and news! Can't wait to see this project grow, we are beyond excited!